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Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia - MYSTIFIER

Brazil's bestial barbarians MYSTIFIER have been unwavering in the endless pursuit and exploration of extreme metal darkness for 30 years. Whether it's interesting or trivial depends on who you ask, but the act is arguably best known for its inclusion on the metalcentric soundtrack of Harmony Korine's ragtag-celebrating cult classic film "Gummo". Anecdotal bullet points ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says MIKE MANGINI 'Absolutely Contributed' To Songwriting On New DREAM THEATER Album

Jave Patterson of Two Doods Review recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about the band's new studio album, "Distance Over Time". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he thought DREAM THEATER would be able to sustain ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Third Album To Be Released Through CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of DEMONS & WIZARDS to a worldwide deal. Founded in 1999 by Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) and Jon Schaffer (ICED EARTH), DEMONS & WIZARDS released two highly acclaimed albums, 1999s' "Demons & Wizards" and 2005's "Touched By The Crimson King". The band is currently recording its as-yet-untitled third ...

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TED NUGENT Announces Summer 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Ted Nugent has announced 13 new U.S. shows, which are set to take place between the middle of July and end of August. The trek will once again feature Greg Smith (BILLY JOEL, ALICE COOPER, RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW) on bass, Jason Hartless (JOE LYNN TURNER, MITCH RYDER) on drums, and the Motor City Madman himself ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's '333'

HELLYEAH has digitally released "333", the first song from the band's eagerly anticipated new album featuring the late Vinnie Paul Abbott's final recordings. The disc will be released this summer via Eleven Seven Music Group. "Vinnie originally came up with the idea for '333'," said singer Chad Gray. "A lot of people may think Vinnie ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'We Need Some Truth And Some Enlightenment On This Planet And Get Rid Of The Hate'

Sammy Hagar spoke to Philadelphia's WMMR radio station about the lyrical inspiration for "Devil Came To Philly", the opening track of "Space Between", the first album of all-original material from his THE CIRCLE supergroup, also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. "Well, let me tell you something," Sammy said (hear audio below). "I ...

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HELLYEAH To Film New Music Video Tomorrow

HELLYEAH will film footage for a new music video on Friday, March 1 at noon at at Duff's Brooklyn in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The band wrote in an Instagram post earlier today: "Hellions!!. We want you guys in our next music video!!. Come out tomorrow to @duffsbrooklyn noon!. Be in the video, hear one of our ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says It's 'So Much Easier To Write A Concept Record' Than It Is To Come Up With Standalone Songs

THE CIRCLE, Sammy Hagar's critically acclaimed supergroup also featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, will release its first album of all-original material, "Space Between", on May 10 via BMG. With "Space Between", the band harnesses the depth of its artistic experiences and seminal collaborative sound with Hagar's prolific writing vein to produce an ...

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UFO Announces Final North American 'Last Orders' Tour

Last year, Phil Mogg confirmed that this year's 50th-anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band. Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO was formed in London in 1969 and Mogg is its only ever-present member, performing on ...

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Video Premiere: SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE's 'Trust Fund Baby'

SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE have premiered the official music video for "Trust Fund Baby", the lead track off their upcoming debut album of original material, "Space Between", set for release on May 10 through BMG. The album, written by Hagar, unfolds like a novel with each song exploring a different chapter in a saga ...

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The Door To Doom - CANDLEMASS

CANDLEMASS is one of the most important bands in the history of doom metal. The Swedish group is indisputably a torchbearer, even more particularly with regard to its role in establishing the "epic doom" styling. Spurring excitement amongst the fanbase of a band that's been running strong three decades is quite the challenge, to say ...

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DAMON JOHNSON Discusses Leaving BLACK STAR RIDERS To Pursue Solo Career: 'I'm Really Inspired Right Now'

Singer/guitarist Damon Johnson (BROTHER CANE, ALICE COOPER, BLACK STAR RIDERS) recently appeared on "The Classic Metal Show" to discuss his forthcoming solo album, "Memoirs Of An Uprising". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his career path to date, and choosing to go solo: Damon: "I ...

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